Please do not attend parkrun if you display any COVID-19 symptoms.

About Us

Portland parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8:00am in Fawthrop Lagoon, Hood St, Portland Vic. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, regardless of age or gender, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to run, jog or walk together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in a nominated café which will be announced at the end of the pre run briefing - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • Glenelg Shire Council : The Glenelg Shire Council was established by an Order-in-Council under the Local Government Act 1989, published in the Victorian Government Gazette S63 on 23 September 1994. Three councils were amalgamated, the City of Portland and the Shires of Glenelg and Heywood, to form the new Glenelg Shire.

  • Port Of Portland: Port of Portland is a deep-water bulk port strategically located between the ports of Melbourne and Adelaide. It is the international gateway for the Green Triangle Region, an area blessed with an abundance of natural resources.

  • Portland Runners Club: Local Portland Running club. Events include: Winter Solstice Fun Run 16km/9km/5km and 3 Bays Marathon and ? Marathon

  • Les Walkden Enterprises: Forestry and Transport Services. Specializing in Hard and Soft Wood Chipping.Log and Wood Chip Transport Solutions. Timber Harvesting in Tas, Vic and SA. Portland Operations employing local personnel from the Glenelg Shire.